With content curriculum that focuses on birth through grade 3, graduates of the Early Childhood Education program at Grand Canyon University will be highly qualified to become Kindergarten through third grade teachers. In addition, graduates will be qualified to work as preschool teachers and daycare providers. 
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Overview

The Early Childhood Education program at Grand Canyon University includes instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of early childhood growth and development, and the impact of family and cultural diversity on early childhood.

The BS in Early Childhood Education degree program has embedded practicum experiences throughout the coursework and requires a student teaching component with two placements; one in pre-K and the other in Kindergarten through grade 3. Upon completion of this early childhood degree program, teacher certification may be pursued. 

Licensure may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from Grand Canyon University.

Opportunities

Future preschool, kindergarten and early elementary teachers studying at Grand Canyon University gain the firm foundation needed to work with young students of varying age groups, intellect and cultures.

Graduates of the BS in Early Childhood Education degree program at GCU learn to think critically about important issues impacting teaching learning in the youngest grades. They build skills that not only support them in lifelong learning and successful classroom roles but that also ensure their students grow and develop.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Childhood Foundations and the Teaching Profession 
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Social Justice for Educators 
  • Instructional Planning for Young Children 
  • Arizona Constitution & Government 
  • Typical and Atypical Behaviors in Early Childhood 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Grand Canyon University (GCU) welcomes applicants 16 years old and older for admission consideration. We seek future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives, ready to capture academic opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Although GCU seeks to integrate Christian faith and practice into all aspects of campus life, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students, with the exception of majors in the College of Theology. Theology majors are required to affirm GCU's Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester
  • Online: $440 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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